Map review section

Discussion in 'Archives' started by DJive, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Later tonight we will be removing arcade from the top nav and add a link for getting the map reviewed. ty for the feedback Corion.

    Ontop of that i will be putting in a hack that will require a user to read a guideline and accept it BEFORE they can get to the post screen. This will help with all the maps being wrongly posted and also let them know the rules for a map that is final.

    Please look this over and add/change anything accordingly

    Source: Submission Guidelines *PLEASE READ*

    As its slowing down we are still up to a few things behind the curtains =p however we are going to work on how to make the reviewing a more prominent feature.
     
  2. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    I'm also thinking about making the review guidelines public so that it's more clear to people why they get the scores they get. This probably shouldn't be mixed in with the submission criteria though.

    Do you think the guidelines, publicly presented, should be as long and detailed as what's posted here for the reviewers, or should it be more abbreviated?
     
  3. Corion

    Corion L2: Junior Member

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    Both.

    I suggest that you present them in list form, like so:

    Contents:
    • <A href="#postcraft">Craft</A>
      Brief description about craft.
      • <A href="#postcraft_construction">Construction</A>
        Brief description about construction.
      • <A href="#postcraft_aesthetics">Aesthetics</A>
        Brief description about aesthetics.
      • <A href="#postcraft_technical">Technical</A>
        Brief description about technical.

    • <A href="#postdesign">Design</A>
      Brief description about design.
      • <A href="#postdesign_balance">Balance</A>
        Brief description about balance.
      • <A href="#postdesign_flow">Flow</A>
        Brief description about flow.
      • <A href="#postdesign_action">Action</A>
        Brief description about action.

    • <A href="#poststyle">Style</A>
      Brief description about style.
      • <A href="#poststyle_fit">Fit</A>
        Brief description about fit.
      • <A href="#poststyle_creativity">Creativity</A>
        Brief description about creativity.
      • <A href="#poststyle_consistency">Consistency</A>
        Brief description about consistency.



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      • <A name="postcraft_construction">Construction</A>
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      • <A name="postcraft_aesthetics">Aesthetics</A>
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    • <A name="postdesign">Design</A>
      • <A name="postdesign_balance">Balance</A>
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      • <A name="postdesign_flow">Flow</A>
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    • <A name="poststyle">Style</A>
      • <A name="poststyle_fit">Fit</A>
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      • <A name="poststyle_creativity">Creativity</A>
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      • <A name="poststyle_consistency">Consistency</A>
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  4. Corion

    Corion L2: Junior Member

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    DJive, I'm wondering if you could condense the post a bit more.
    A lot of people are probably going to skip that without reading it because it seems a little long.

    I would list out the criteria and add links for people submitting surf maps, duel maps, orange maps, etc. with disclaimer sections for each map type at the bottom.

    I.e.:
    Orange Maps
    If the map you are you submitting is an "orange" map, the map will not be reviewed. Dev textures are blah blah blah.

    Surf Maps
    If the map you are submitting is a "surf" map, there is a high probability that your map will not be reviewed. All surf maps that are submitted for reviewing through TF2Maps.net are expected to be designed with Team Fortress 2 in mind. This means that if the map is not balanced for TF2, considering all classes and blah blah blah.

    Duel/Deathmatch Maps
    By now you get the idea so it's just blah blah blah here about deathmatch and duel maps lacking a victory condition.

    Sniper Maps
    And here we tell people they need to make the map fun for all classes or we're not going to review it. A short apology after each of these might be appropriate "Sorry, but this is just how things are at TF2maps.net. I'm sure you can get your map reviewed elsewhere."



    This way people who are submitting those maps will notice the sections easier and people who aren't know they can ignore them.

    EDIT: We probably need another category for "FUN" maps.

    Fun Maps
    Are you serious? You want a review of one of these? No. Just ... just ... no. Not gonna happen. Blah blah blah.
     
  5. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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